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Conférence : «The Indigenous Right to Self-determination in Extractivist Economies» avec Marcela Torres Wong (FLACSO México) »

Midi-causerie, en collaboration avec la Chaire de recherche du Canada Participation et Citoyenneté(s).  

« International norms widely recognize the Indigenous right to self-determination by which Indigenous peoples define and pursue their collective aspirations. Nevertheless, as progressive as legal frameworks might appear, in reality, few Indigenous communities enjoy this right and most remain vulnerable and disempowered. Activists blame Latin America’s extractivist economies, while governments argue that extractive revenues are necessary to improve Indigenous life. Far from presenting a unified position, rural Indigenous peoples are most often divided over extractive industries. To assess how Indigenous self-determination has progressed, and the role that extractivism plays in this, I examine six Indigenous communities in Mexico, Bolivia, and Peru with contrasting experiences of extractive projects. I find that the Indigenous ability to use favorable legislation in conjunction with available economic resources shapes different self-determination outcomes. Finally, I assess Indigenous possibilities for self-determination in the light of environmental activism and discourses on Buen Vivir » 


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Date : 13 octobre 2022, 11h30 – 13h00 

Lieu : C-2059, Pavillon Lionel-Groulx, Université de Montréal